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Raising the flags…

flagsIMG_3407Veterans Dave Stroup, Roy Combellick, and Jerry Hawkinson helped to raise the Avenue of Flags at the Potter County Courthouse on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

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Search for service men and women

The American Legion Auxiliary and Gettysburg VFW are looking for service men and women addresses  in the area who are serving in the United States military.
If you are serving in the military or have family or friends serving, please send their addresses to:
Aleta Goebel
207 West King Ave.
Gettysburg, SD 57442
or email

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Ken “Nip” Jones

John Kenneth “Nip” Jones, Jr., age 82, formerly of Hopkins, MN died Nov. 9, 2015.
Ken was born Feb. 11, 1933 in Gettysburg, SD to John Kenneth Sr. and Viola (Troy) Jones.
He is preceded in death by wife, Sharon; parents; and brother, Troy.
Ken is survived by daughter, Lynn (Adrian) Dormond, and three grandchildren.  A memorial service was held Nov. 16 at Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapel, Robbinsdale, MN with interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

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Highway and bridge improvement plan meeting

Five Year Potter County Highway and Bridge Improvement Plan
Meeting date Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 9:00 AM
Potter County Courthouse – Commission meeting room
Public encouraged to attend and comment
Published twice at the total approximate cost of $7.70

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Snow Queens…

front queensIMG_3551Representatives from the senior and freshman classes at GHS were selected as winners in the annual Snow Queen Pageant sponsored by the GHS Student Council at the school gym on Saturday, Nov. 14. Pictured from left are second runner up Alyson Hageman (Crystal and Allen), first runner up Kali Hansen (Brandy Cole and Bill Hansen), Miss Gettysburg Paige Cordell (Amy and Todd), Junior Miss Gettysburg Piper Jost (Trish and Jeff), first runner up Cameron Beetsch (Jenny and Corey), and second runner up Felicia Charging Elk (Deb and Tom Wager). Eight members of the senior class were vying for the title of Miss Gettysburg, with 11 freshmen competing for Junior Miss Gettysburg. The theme for the pageant was “Let it Snow.”

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Holiday vendor and craft show Saturday at Legion Building

If you aren’t into deer hunting on Saturday, it is a good time to head to the Legion Building in Gettysburg for a holiday vendor and craft show.
Booths will be set up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 21 featuring a variety of products and ideas for gifts and personal pampering to help get ready for the holiday season.
There are over 20 vendors scheduled to be at the event, which includes candles, makeup, jewelry, storage items, kitchen gadgets, design ideas, scented oils, hand bags, home decor, and much more.

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Early Deadline

The deadline for next week’s paper is being pushed back for the holiday. Please have news and advertising info in our office by Friday at noon, or email it to
The paper will be printed a day early so readers can see all the specials in Gettysburg during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

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Snow Queen candidates…

freshmen sqIMG_0275IMG_6415The GHS Student Council is sponsoring the annual Snow Queen contest and talent show on Saturday, Nov. 14. LEFT: One of the seniors participating in the event will be crowned Miss Gettysburg and will advance to compete at the state contest in Aberdeen in January. Pictured are candidates (l to r) Paige Cordell (Todd and Amy), Megan Simon (Stuart and Tammy), Cameron Decker (Rick and Kari), Alyson Hageman (Crystal and Allen), Kali Hansen (Brandy Cole and Bill Hansen), Megan Schrempp (Nancy and Rick), Emma Weyand (Corri and Jerry), and Tierney Donovan (Dennise and Shawn). RIGHT: Members of the freshman class who are vying for the title of Junior Miss Gettysburg are (l to r) Jenny Wheeler (Janelle Wheeler and Ed Wheeler), Felicia Charging Elk (Tom and Deb Wager), Shaelyn Schatz (Sheila and Mark), Amber Flatt (Theresa and Kenny Goebel), Autumn Wieseler (Deb Cronin and Ben Wieseler), Skye Figgins (Michelle and Kurt Storkson), Piper Jost (Trish and Jeff), Paige Worth (Carmen and Bart), Mim Knoble (Marcy and Steve), Avery Dutt (Lynette), and Cameron Beetsch (Jenny and Cory).

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Lebanon without power Tuesday morning

Bruce Brekke of Montana-Dakota Utilities in Mobridge reported that the town of Lebanon in Potter County will be without power for a few hours next week.
Power will be shut off to the town on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The power outage is being done to add new equipment at the sub station.

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Darrell Fransen

Darrell LaVerne Fransen, 89, died Oct. 25, 2015 in Vancouver, WA.
Darrell was born in Gettysburg, SD on June 9, 1926, to Arend and Minnie Fransen.
He and Corrine Swisher were married on Oct. 15, 1946 and moved to Portland, OR where they raised their children.
He is survived by his six children, Linda Nelson, Richard Fransen (Cecelia), Steve Fransen (Michele), Cheryl Lauten, Lori Horner (Ernie) and Ronald Fransen (Karla); and brothers Frank Fransen (MaryAnn), Harlan Fransen (Verna), and sister Dorothy Sloat, numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
He is  preceded in death by his wife, parents and brother, Raymond.

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